Margaret Jaffer

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This article documents the development, factor structure, and psychometric properties of the parent- and youth-report forms of the Child Obsessive Compulsive Impact Scale-Revised (COIS-R), a measure of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)-specific functional impairment. Using a sample of 250 youth (M age = 11.7, 54% male, 80% Caucasian) diagnosed with OCD in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the safety and efficacy of fluoxetine in child and adolescent obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). METHOD Between 1991 and 1998, 43 patients were randomly assigned to fluoxetine or placebo for 8 weeks. Dosing was fixed for the first 6 weeks (up to 60 mg/day) and then could be increased to 80 mg/day. Responders entered an 8-week(More)
While obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is defined as a unitary condition, prior research has identified meaningful and distinct symptom dimensions in adult samples. In contrast, there have been no investigations of symptom dimensions in samples of children diagnosed with OCD. The present study sought to address this gap. Children diagnosed with OCD (n =(More)
The Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS) is one of the most popular measures of symptom severity for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This study describes the factor structure of the CY-BOCS. A total of 233 children diagnosed with OCD were evaluated with the CY-BOCS. The results indicated that 2 alternate 2-factor(More)
Recent evidence now suggests that OCD is much more common in young people than previously thought, affecting up to 200,000 children and adolescents in the United States alone. Unlike many childhood disorders, OCD appears remarkably similar for children and adults in terms of both clinical presentations and treatment response. The treatments of choice for(More)
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